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Little Caesars employee shot in foot during robbery

Alex Timmer says robber shot him because he couldn't remember iCloud password

SUNRISE, Fla. – A 19-year-old man who was tied up and shot in the foot during a robbery at a Little Caesars restaurant in Sunrise said he thought he was going to die.

Two masked gunmen entered the restaurant Sunday night while Alex Timmer and two other employees were working.

The gunmen jumped over the counter and made one of the employees open the register. They then forced the employees inside a walk-in freezer in the back of the restaurant and used duct tape to bind their hands together.

"He forced one of my (co-)workers to tape me up and then he taped my legs up and then he taped the other co-worker's up," Timmer said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Local 10 News.

One of the gunmen demanded Timmer's cellphone and iCloud password. Timmer said he gave the man his phone, but he couldn't remember his password, so the man pointed the gun at his face.

"And then he pointed the gun at my foot. He says, 'Stop lying. I'm going to shoot you in the foot,'" Timmer said. "And then (I said), 'I'm not lying. I'm not lying. What do you want me to do?' And he shot me in my foot and then he left."

Timmer was treated at a hospital and released. His foot remained bandaged.

It is the second time Timmer has been robbed since he started working at Little Caesars about a year ago. Timmer said he isn't sure if he's going to return.

Police are still searching for the gunmen, who are also linked to recent robberies at an AutoZone in Miramar and a Miami Subs Grill in Davie.

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